A mokoro is a type of canoe commonly used in the Okavango Delta and on the Chobe River in Botswana. It is propelled through the shallow waters of the delta or the river by standing in the stern and pushing with a pole, in the same manner as punting. Used for fishing, reed harvesting, transporting people and goods as well as small livestock - it was pretty much the cart of the Delta.
This canoe has been sawn in half and wooden shelves have been embedded into the canoe sides to form a shelf unit overlooked by a sculptured figure head.
This is a bespoke piece of furniture and is a very unusual find.
Size: 142cmH x 58cmW (base shelf) x 27cmDepth Top shelf width is 38cm